Other Good Stuff
August 23-September 8 – Amadeus performing at the Albuquerque Little Theater. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A fictionalized account of the relationship between these two real life composers, Peter Shaffer's Amadeus takes us on a wild ride through the trials and tribulations of genius, jealousy and revenge. Click here for information and tickets.
August 28, Wednesday, 7-9pm – FREE Screening of American Masters - Raúl Juliá: The World’s Stage at The Swan. The documentary is a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. Filled with passion, determination, and joy, Juliá’s career was tragically cut short by his untimely death 25 years ago, at age 54. Engage with local theater professionals in conversation and meet everyone at a dessert reception following the screening. Panelists include educator Breshaun Joyner, theater producer Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt, actor Ambrose Ferber, and playwright Tencha Avila. Click here to register.
August 30-September 22 – Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme performing at the Vortex Theatre in Albuquerque. A Northern Irish regiment prepares for the Battle of the Somme, one of the most famous and bloodiest battles of World War One. Taking place both in France during the battle and in various locations in Northern Ireland, the play is a poignant piece dealing with each character's fears, loves and events in their lives that brought them to this time seen through the eyes of the surviving member. Click here for information and tickets.
September 9, 16, and 23 from 1-3 pm - Renesan Class: Othello at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Instructor - Stephen Bellon. The play is shot through with passion that steeps its language in blood and inky darkness. Where does it come from, this language that is as full of peril as of glorious music? The 3-session class is $45. Click here to register.
September 11, Wednesday, 7pm – Lannan Readings and Conversations: Boots Riley and Robin Davis Gibran Kelley at the Lensic. Riley is a provocative and prolific poet, rapper, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, director, community organizer, and public speaker. His directorial debut, the comedy-fantasy-sci-fi film Sorry to Bother You, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Kelley is the Distinguished Professor of History and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA. His books include Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original and Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class. Click here for information and tickets.
September 12-29 – Blood and Water at the Aux Dog Theatre in Albuquerque. In the visceral style of Sam Shephard, Blood and Water is a contest for dominance between two brothers and a woman who demands to learn the truth both men have kept hidden. Discount tickets available from Sept 12-15. Click here for information and tickets.
September 13, Friday, 7pm – National Theatre Live in HD: Fleabag at the Lensic. See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose. Click here for tickets and information.
September 19, Thursday, 5-6:30 pm – Maestro Joe Illick Previews the 2020 Santa Fe Opera Season at the Cava Lounge, Eldorado Hotel, 300 W. San Francisco Street. Maestro Illick will highlight the 2020 musical themes with a presentation entitled Operas and How They Tell Stories through Music followed by a reception. Admission is $20 for Santa Fe Opera Guild members, $25 for non-members and includes a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres at the reception. Click here for information and tickets.
September 20, Friday, 8-10 pm – Laughs for Literacy! at the Jean Cocteau theater, 418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe. Support local literacy programs by coming to see teacher and comedian, Devin Siebold, perform his live standup comedy special, Laughs for Literacy! Devin delivers an endless supply of intelligent, clean humor that appeals to all demographics. Click here for information and tickets.
September 21, Saturday, 6pm – Book Signing for “Beatrice on Her Own” by Rosemary Zibart at the Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe. The book is a sequel to the award-winning “True Brit” about an English girl fleeing the Blitz in London who ends up in sunny Santa Fe. The new book opens on Pearl Harbor Day with Beatrice battling local fears and anger when a Japanese Internment Camp is built on the edge of town. The book is fact-based and portrays an important chunk of local Santa Fe history. Rosemary is a playwright and founding member of TLC as well as an author of books for young people.
September 28, Saturday, 4pm and 8pm – Wise Fool’s Fall Cabaret at the Wise Fool Studio & Performance Space. Wise Fool's advanced students, professional performers, and youth will present acts that dazzle and delight. Aerial hoop, silks, unicycling, trapeze, clowning, spoken word and more! All proceeds support Wise Fool's programming for youth and adults. Click here for information.
September 30, Monday, 7pm – National Theatre Live in HD: One Man, Two Guvnors (Encore Presentation) at the Lensic. This hilarious West End and Broadway hit features a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple. Click here for tickets and information.
October 7 from 10 am-noon - Renesan Class: Comedy: Why is This Funny? (or Not?) at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Talia Pura will explore the dividing line between comedy and drama. Learn how comedy has always been part of public performance, and how it has developed through the ages. The one-session class is $15. Click here to register.
October 28, Monday, 7pm – National Theatre Live in HD: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lensic. A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations, with hilarious, but dark consequences. Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Click here for information and tickets.
October 30, Wednesday, 7pm – Lannan Readings & Conversations: Deborah Levy and John Freeman at the Lensic. Levy is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, writes fiction, plays, and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company and broadcast on the BBC. Freemanis the author of How to Read a Novelist and The Tyranny of Email: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review. In 2015 he launched Freeman's, a literary journal featuring new work by celebrated writers. Click here for information and tickets.
November 19, Tuesday, 7pm – National Theatre Live in HD: Hansard at the Lensic. Hansard (noun): The official report of all parliamentary debates. See two-time Olivier Award winners Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London. It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport. Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class. Click here for information and tickets.
November 29-December 1 – Wise Fool’s Circus Luminous at the Lensic. An annual Thanksgiving tradition - this extravaganza of contemporary professional circus features awe-inspiring feats of grace and wonder set to original live music! Click here for information and tickets.
December 17, Tuesday, 7pm – National Theatre Live in HD: Present Laughter at the Lensic. Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic, and soul-searching. Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire, and loneliness. Click here for information and tickets.
December 28-29 – Wise Fool’s Winter Circus Cabaret at the Wise Fool Studio & Performance Space. Join Wise Fool teachers, students, and community members as they wrap up the year circus style with fun for the whole family! Click here for information.